Atlantis - The Lost Empire
Atlantis - The Lost Empire (2001)

The first Disney cartoon to be produced in the 70 mm format since The Black Cauldron (1985), this blend of traditional animation with computer-generated imagery is a straight adventure tale of the Jules Verne school, eschewing the… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 29, 2002
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Atlantis provides a fast-paced spectacle, but stints on such things as character development and a coherent plot.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Visually imaginative and even persuasively spiritual, this animated adventure has some unusually complex villains and heroes, and some of the plot and dialogue transcends what's typical in movies intended for a broad or youthful audience.

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Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com

Atlantis is good, and kids will love it, but it doesn't achieve greatness.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Not all the dots connect in this 2001 feature, and the reliance on stereotypes becomes a bit annoying, but it's still as rousing in animation as it might have been as a summer blockbuster.

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

This blandly conceived and executed attempt at a juve-style Indiana Jones with Jules Verne trappings recycles familiar adventure and cartoon devices with minimal wit and flair.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

A new-fashioned but old-fangled hash.

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Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

It's too rich with invention and characterization, too packed with juice, and it gallops right along breathlessly. Even so, it manages moments of lyricism and visual elegance.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

It's probably the most grown-up animated feature Disney has produced, and with its attuned vocal performances, elegant design and pulse-quickening finale, it sets a standard of sustained craftsmanship most live-action film-makers must envy.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

The characters and story are mere narrative lubricant to get us from one digitally goosed sensory assault to the next.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a passable Disney endeavor that ranks somewhere in the middle of the studio's animation canon.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
vieras esine
A little White Man Saves The Day-ish, and a touch boring, but really not as horrible as some insist.
Manu Gino
Atlantis is waiting... Good Movie! Atlantis has some comic scenes that made me laugh. Other scenes made me sad. And others made me glad. It is a movie any age… More
Daniel Mumby
When reviewing children's films, there are two main approaches one can take. One is to review the film in question as first and foremost a piece of cinema,… More
Sophie Burgess
A pretty good film considering it wasn't advertised as much as other children's animations. The narrative was well formed even though it was quite… More
KJ Proulx
Very disappointed with this film. I felt like I was watching a kids film trying to become a live action picture and failing miserably. It is far too smart for… More
Jim Careter
Atlantis The Lost empire is one of the most beautiful animated films of all time, and one of the most fun Disney films ever made. the plot was surprisingly… More

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